On August 28th & 29th, NHS of New Haven took part in the HomeLIFT Initiative, a collaborative effort between Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks America. The program provides $15,000 down-payment assistance grants to homebuyers looking to purchase a home in New Haven, East Haven or West Haven. You can learn more about the program here.
The HomeLIFT event in New Haven was a great success. We were able to provide information, education, and support to people who were looking to make homeownership a possibility.
|NHS' HomeOwnership Center Managing Director, Bridgette Russell|
In all, during the launch at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, there were close to 700 guests who were either pre-registered or attended as walk-ins. 176 grants were reserved by customers at the event -- totaling nearly $2.6 million in down-payment reservations. In addition, a virtual "Affordable Home Tour" was featured during the event -- providing customers the ability to see a sampling of over 100 affordable homes in the Greater New Haven area.
|Areta Huckabee and Gloria Gibson man the NHS booth|
Finally, during the event, NHS was one of four non-profits that hosted a booth, providing lots of information about our services. The other non-profits were the City of West Haven, CT Community Development Administration, the CT Housing Finance Authority, and the Housing Development Fund.
|Chandell Gibbs, NHS Community Building Specialist|
|NHS Executive Director, Jim Paley, alongside Kim McKoy, after she has reserved her reservation letter!|